My SIL and my brother got us into this Gumbo at Qdoba. PA does not have many locations within a decent driving distance and while I would like to call NYC my backyard with just an 1.5 hr drive, it wouldn't be practical for me to drive all the way every time I crave for the Gumbo:-(..So I have decided to make my own Gumbo of course to mimic the original 'masterpiece'.
Yellow Onions, chopped
Garlic Cloves, minced
Banana Peppers, chopped
Black Pepper Poder
Can of Diced tomatoes
Cooked rice, preferably short grain
Can Black Beans
Chopped Coriander for garnish
In This Recipe
If you cant find ready made Strips, buy a pack of Tortillas, cut them into an inch wide strips and deep fry them
Heat the oil in a large nonstick pot
Add the onions and cook till soft.
Add the garlic and banana peppers and cook for a few min.
Stir in the Cumin Powder
Add the Broth, water and diced tomatoes
Simmer for about 20 min or until the contents begin to come together
Add the Salsa and Coriander
Place a scoop of cooked rice,2 tbsps of black beans, a big ladle of the soup, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, a few lettuce leaves (optional).
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a lime wedge on the side with a few tortilla strip on top.